Seventh and eighth graders may choose to participate in the middle school musical in the spring. All who are interested in participating will get to join in on the fun! The rehearsals typically take place after school and during the Exploration block. Students who participate in the musical can also participate in sports.
All middle school students are welcomed and encouraged to join chorus, regardless of how much singing experience they might have. Music specifically composed for middle school voices, interests, and talents will be presented publicly at winter and spring concerts. Our goal is to nurture a lifelong love of music while teaching healthy vocal techniques.
All middle school students with interest and/or experience on wind, brass or percussion instruments are encouraged to join the Middle School Instrumental Ensemble, which meets on opposite days from the Middle School String Ensemble. Our goal is to nurture a love of ensemble playing and musicianship.
More advanced players (with two or more years of experience on their instruments) are encouraged to continue their musical development by playing with their peers. Often this group is split into smaller ensembles based on their musical interests. (Examples include jazz and classical).
The Lyceum Gallery is an indoor exhibition space that features shows of artwork each year by both professional and student artists. The exhibits are often coordinated with classroom study, and frequently the artists visit classes and discuss their techniques and professional goals. The central location of the Lyceum Gallery creates an active art space, bringing a rich arts experience to those who pass through it on a daily basis.